True Self Lorna Simpson was born in Brooklyn, New York in the 1960s. She studied and graduated from the University of San Diego and the school of visual arts in New York. Simpson creates images that make the audience view the important stereotypes of black women in a new and improved way. Lorna presents us with provocative and life-changing images because she sees black female identity as an overlooked culture. In her images, she expresses her thoughts on the representation that the black woman has in our culture, she also points out that because of our society black women aren't able to embrace themselves as who they are because they are influenced by other cultures. Simpson portrays empowerment gender, identity, and culture in her images despite the oppression of racist culture impacts black women's body and identity.
Five-day forecast by Lorna Simpson incorporates five large…show more content… The water bearer according to Bell hooks means a “possibility to remake history.” Hook says this because this image means hope to forgive but not forget. She wanted to step further into the future because being a black woman in the past and even today is really hard. There are many obstacles that a colored person has to go through in order to succeed. For Example, the typical stereotypes about colored people are being lazy, rude and dramatic. Not everyone is that way. Lorna message is that people should not be judged as individuals not as a group because everyone has something different to offer. Therefore, in The Water Bearer, she is trying to put a fight for her identity as a woman of color, she does not want black people to be put in categories. What Simpson wants is that every colored person is able to love and accept themselves without being influenced by others. Simpson is one of the those few artists try to send positive messages to the audience about self-acceptance and